The average salary for a Category Analyst is $62,545.
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Job Description for Category Analyst
Category analysts work with internal teams of category management employees to coordinate efforts with merchandising departments and business partners. Basic daily responsibilities include assisting in negotiations with vendors, balancing and optimizing product selection, auditing inventory systems and distribution policies, and helping minimize costs. Performing these tasks effectively requires excellent communication with internal departments, partners, vendors, and customers to determine all …Read more
Category Analyst Tasks
- Design and draw planograms according to the retailer's expectations and requirements.
- Analyze category consumer trends and market demographics in order to make recommendations for future marketing campaigns.
- Perform studies for forecasting, pre/post-promotional analysis, and product selection or discontinuation.
- Coordinate with the merchandising supervisor to develop schematics for assigned categories.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Category Analyst
The top respondents for the job title Category Analyst are from the companies Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc., American Greetings Corporation and Constellation Brands Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Kraft Heinz Company where the average pay is $73,946. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bayer HealthCare and Millercoors, earning around $69,250 and $66,569, respectively. Acosta Sales & Marketing Company, Inc. pays the lowest at around $45,231. Daymon Worldwide, Inc. and Constellation Brands Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $55,250 and $62,100, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Category Analyst
Skills in Market Analysis, Market Research and Strategic Planning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel and Data Analysis.
Pay by Experience Level for Category Analyst
An entry-level Category Analyst with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $52,716 based on 26 salaries. An early career Category Analyst with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,955 based on 236 salaries. A mid-career Category Analyst with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,170 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Category Analyst with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,804 based on 36 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $69,000.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Category Analyst in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 9.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Bentonville, Arkansas (8.6% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (2.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Cincinnati, Ohio (20.7% less), Charlotte, North Carolina (1.7% less) and Houston, Texas (0.4% less).
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